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Catherine Woodiwiss

Washington, DC

Catherine Woodiwiss

journalism · tech · religion · design

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The Endearing, Convicting Privacy of 'On This Day'

Of all the ways to be Facebook shamed, I hadn’t counted on my old selves.
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Online Journalists Are Reporting PTSD-Like Symptoms

And our digital networks may hold the answer.
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The Heartbeat of Deep Space

The first thing NASA cinematographer Nasreen Alkhateeb does when approaching new stories is to look for the heartbeat.
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Americans’ Quest for the Christmas of Their Childhoods

Nostalgia isn’t just a feeling. It’s a commodity.
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George Saunders on Trump, Mystery, and Why He Rejects Social Media

Try this on: You’ve been assigned to cover a handful of Trump rallies, across middle America, in the spring. The last thing on your mind, probably, is how to be kind. Unless you're George Saunders.
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Radical Refuge

II. "I got a target on my body, some body please protect me."
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Indentured Women's Forgotten Lives

Can the subaltern speak? Yes—but lingering vestiges of empire still limit what she can say.
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About

Catherine Woodiwiss

I'm a journalist in Washington, D.C., and deputy online editor for Sojourners, where I focus on culture, tech, and religion.

My work was featured in The New York Times and has recently appeared in The Atlantic, Pacific Standard, The Washington Post, ThinkProgress, and Books & Culture.

My favorite posture is ethnographer, tracing the evolutions of ideas and rituals through time and place.

As a systems design thinker, I also co-founded Trestles, a service design consultancy for creative economies in DC and Raleigh/Durham, and co-launched Homestage, a DIY house show network in DC.

In 2014, I spoke on collaborative solutions and "Do It Together" design models at SXSW in Austin, Texas.

A collection of my reporting on sexual abuse in Christian communities, "I Believe You: Sexual Violence and the Church," was published the same year (avail on Amazon).

Featured Columnist, Sojourners Magazine, 2016-present

Award, Science for Religion Reporters, AAAS/DoSER, 2016

Fellow, International Reporting Project, Johns Hopkins (Technology + Religion), 2015

Award of Excellence, Editorial or Opinion, ACP 2015

Award of Mention, Book (Nonfiction), ACP 2015

Fellow, Radio/Film, Media Institute for Social Change

Member, Religion Newswriters Association